Played this on on old Mac probably around '95~'97. It was a simple two player action game where each player controlled a turret that went around in circles. You could rotate the turret and switch between a bunch of different weapons, and the goal was to hit the other player's turret enough times to destroy it. Different weapons had different shot patterns and damage levels, as well as limited ammo. There were little pictures in the bottom corners of some Beavis & Butthead-style hacker dudes, but IIRC they didn't have any effect on gameplay. I think most of the screen besides that was plain white.
I'm certain this was a shareware game, though I have no idea where I originally got it. I figure it might be fairly well-known, as I saw a screenshot of it about five years ago in a big gallery of Mac exclusive games but unfortunately it didn't have a title.
Anyone have any idea? Agent 5? :)
So was it a clone of Artillery for OS pre-X? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artillery_game http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/artillery.htm http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/artillery-variants
That doesn't get you much closer to finding the game, but is that a correct assessment of what you were describing?
Not quite. Each player's turret was on a circular rail and moved continuously. I believe you could switch directions at any time, but you could never stop completely. It wasn't turn-based, it was more of a simple arcade game.
I believe it's Movod II!
Daniel Saner Wrote:
YES! That's the one! Thank you!
Been looking for this for ages. Glad to finally find it again. :)
(Edited by leilei (258), May 08, 2012)Re: Looking for an old Mac shareware game
leilei (258), May 08, 2012
Moby needs more mac games covered. We don't have the famous ones like Snood yet :)
If only mac emulators didn't suck..... except for Basilisk II but that only goes up to 7.5. a OS 9.1 w/ 3d accel sort of like VirtualBox would be needed before there's a mass covering for mac
even an actual mac is hard to handle when it comes to chronicling mac games
SheepShaver works too but it's quite slow and doesn't handle 3D graphics.